In 2018, Jewish Federation and six partner agencies hosted the first forum, Changing Landscapes, to begin the community discussion about the needs of older community members. The forum focused on three areas: aging in places, caregiver support and social connections. One of the recommendations arising from the forum was to consult with community members of all ages about what they believe should be the priorities. As a first step we are launching an on-line survey. There are two parts to the survey: the first part asks a series of questions about existing gaps and anticipated needs. The second part asks questions about the proposed redevelopment of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital. We want to hear from you whether you are an adult child of aging parents, a caregiver of a spouse, partner or family, are currently attending programs for people over 55 years old or are thinking about the future when you age and need more support. You may receive requests to complete the survey from multiple sources. Please only complete the survey once.

You can access the survey by clicking on this link: The survey should take about ten minutes to complete. Your responses are important to us and will make a significant contribution to our consultation and planning process. The deadline to complete the survey is November 7th. We hope to present the preliminary results at our second annual Changing Landscapes forum on November 26th.